When the war began, Britain's Ministry of Information kept Britain practically without information for three weeks. Then public opinion revolted, British newspapers raged at the Government for keeping silent, Lords and Commons made open fun of the censors. So Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain quickly set up a new Department of Press Censorship and News Distribution, which occupies the same building that housed the Ministry, and is mostly staffed by the same censors. Here are the first pictures to show them at their work, no longer bungling quite so badly as they did.


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